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Solidarity in Social Distancing: Cultural Exchanges in the New Normal Life

Online Party

ヾ(・ω・)メ(・ω・)ノ ヽ( ⌒ω⌒)人(=^‥^= )ノ

Event Summary

[Date]Every Wednesday from 15th July to 5th August 2020
19:00 – 21:00 (Thailand Time)
This event was live-streamed at the Facebook page of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok.
[Ticket]Free admission
We used the translation functions provided by application and online platform when we used Thai, Japanese and other languages.
[Participants]Facebook Live Video Report
Chat Party on 15th July 2020 – Peak audiences 47 people
Game Party on 22nd July 2020 – Peak audiences 21 people
Text Party on 29th July – Peak audiences 28 people
Music Party on 5th August – Peak audiences 39 people

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok invited the project proposals to raise up new ideas and approaches on how to implement and/or experiment cultural exchange projects during COVID-19 pandemic. We initiated the new program called “Solidarity in Social Distancing: Cultural Exchanges in the New Normal Life” in May 2020.

Online Party (ω)(ω) ( ω)(=^^= ) was proposed by Mr. Henry Tan, Thai artist based in Bangkok and a founder of Tentacles and Mr. TAKEMURA Masato, founder of FabLab Hamamatsu / TAKE-SPACE, experimental public workshop in Japan.

We explored how we can collaborate each other by using the online tools when the physical interactions are restricted. We assessed and experienced what kind of tools were available and accessible, how easy or difficult to use these tools and what would be the outcome of such online communication and collaboration through the experiments.

It started from 15th July 2020 and lasts for 4 weeks.

1. Chat Party on 15th July 2020
Online communication with translation functions: communication and miscommunication
Application: Microsoft Translator, Spatial Chat
Summary Video Link

2. Game Party on 22nd July 2020
Collaboration through online gaming
Application:, Haxball, Werewolf (mobile app)
Summary Video Link

3. Text Party on 29th July
Online text and visual co-creation by using Google Document
Application: Google Doc, Aww App, Tinkercad, Draw Chat
Live Video link

4. Music Party on 5th August – Online music collaboration through cloud loop machine and live coding
Application: Soundation, Shared Piano, Endlesss
Live Video link (part1/2)
Live Video link (part2/2)

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About Organizer

Henry Tan

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Henry Tan is an artist based in Bangkok. Tan engages with recent trends and critical debates in participatory art and social practice. Tan is interested in the erosion of individual beliefs and culturally grounded understanding with regard to contemporary technologies and political ideologies. Tan asks how political aspirations inflect psychological dispositions and ultimately impact on social proclivities and ideological apparatuses. Tan performances and other diverse events explore this. Tan is the Japan Foundation, Asia Center Fellow in 2019.


Tentacles is an art initiative founded in 2014. Tentacles focus on providing platform for emerging and experimental creative practitioners by hosting regular exhibitions and residency program for artists and researchers looking to spend time in Bangkok, to focus on their practices, as well as engage with local communities. Tentacles also act as a venue for collaboration and exchange of ideas in the wider social and cultural fields, by organising events such as seminars, artist’s talks, screening. Tentacles collaborate with partner organisations in Thailand and overseas, to facilitate cultural exchange programmes.


Founder of FabLab Hamamatsu / TAKE SPACE

Takemura established and manages FabLab Hamamatsu / TAKE SPACE, an experimental civil workshop for manufacturing in Shizuoka, Japan. He has visited the grassroot laboratories in USA, South America, Europe and Asia to conduct research on “Maker”, which is a community connected through craftsmanship. This experience led him to establish his own workshop. Takemura also develops IoT devices and drones by using his comprehensive knowledge and skills on both hardware and software (programming) as a prototype producer. He is engaged in product development and branding of companies as an external technical advisor. He promotes digital fabrication and STEM education by teaching primary students with 3D printer.

FabLab Hamamatsu / TAKE-SPACE

Membership craft workshop that Takemura established in 2012 in Hamamatsu City, Japan. He converted the small shed for farm work to the workshop. Equipped with digital manufacturing equipment such as 3D printer, laser cutter and large CNC router as well as equipment for woodworking and metal processing, people can enjoy manufacturing. Joined the global community laboratory network called FabLab in 2014.

Organized by:
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
FabLab Hamamatsu / TAKE-SPACE

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
10th Fl. Serm-Mit Tower, 159 Asoke-Montori Road, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-260-8560~3